Training Surgeries in Scarborough

When you are due to work in a GP surgery, the contact details of the Practice Manager will be sent to you by the administrator of the scheme before your rotation is due to start, so that you can make contact before you are due to arrive.

Your clinical tutors will be given to you on arrival at the surgery.

To get a view on different surgeries, the scheme will try to allocate you six months in one surgery and a year in a second surgery.

See more information on the GP Journey page for First Time GP Surgery Posts here.

Eastfield Medical Centre

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This practice is based on the outskirts of Scarborough in the centre of a large 1950s housing estate. The area is one of high deprivation and consequent high levels of chronic disease. Just over half the list of 8000 live on the estate the remainder of the list live in surrounding villages or farms and commute to work in Scarborough. There are five partners in the practice and an additional 2 salaried doctors. As there is further building work in the area we anticipate that the number of doctors will be increasing in the near future. We work from a large purpose built surgery. We have been training since 2000, and also have Medical Students from HYMS.

Between the doctors we have a series of particular interests including musculo-skeletal, cryotherapy, woman’s health, evidence based medicine, services for substance misusers and acupuncture. As a Trainee you would have the opportunity to develop skills and experience in these areas alongside your GP training. We also have close relationships with the rest of the primary health care team.

As a registrar at the practice you will have a receive the normal tutorials, some of which will be individual  and some joint. There is as much time for video surgery as you would like. We run both booked and open surgeries and you will participate in both. We also run a duty doctor system which means a regular time on call for the practice during the day which again you will be part of once you are ready.

Eastfield Medical Centre has been a training practice since February 2000. Dr Hughes and Dr Saffman are the trainers.

We are a busy practice, and many of the patients have multiple pathologies and extensive social needs. We aim for, and usually achieve a high standard of care and the ethos of the practice is one of taking responsibility, sorting the problems and clinical excellence. Working here you will be welcomed as one of the team. You will work hard and see a lot of patients, however the experience you will gain will be valuable for the rest of your career.

Updated Jan 17

Eastfield Medical Centre Website

Filey Surgery, Filey

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Filey is a small seaside resort about 10 miles south of Scarborough. This is the only practice in Filey and it serves the town itself and some of the local villages. The patients are generally a bit older but they are, by and large, down-to-earth Yorkshire folk! The surgery has 3rd and 5th medical students as well as GP registrars, and a wide skill mix of other clinicians. Feedback from learners is invariably very positive with ‘friendly and easy-going’ a recurrent comment!  There are three partners and two assistants and the list size is approximately 9000. The trainers at the Surgery are Dr Shepherd and Dr Mainprize, and the surgery can take up to three registrars.

Updated Jan 17

Filey Surgery Website

Springvale Medical Centre, Whitby

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Located in this popular seaside town Whitby Group Practice caters for approximately 15,000 patients living within the town and surrounding villages, including Robin Hoods Bay where our branch surgery is situated. In addition to Primary Care we retain input into Whitby Community Hospital (both MIU and in-patient beds). Having been a teaching practice for over 20 years we have now also become a Research Centre, and participate in a variety of clinical trials. We have partners who have a wide range of clinical expertise, including Dermatology, Primary Care Hypertension and Musculoskeletal Medicine. The trainers in the practice are Dr Amanda Smart, Dr Paul Johnson, Dr Lynda Carter Dr Rob Hazledine, and Dr Colette Broadhurst. We can take up to four trainees.

Updated Jan 2017

West Ayton & Snainton Surgeries

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This is a practice with eight partners covering the area between Scarborough and Pickering at the foot of the North Yorkshire Moors (approximately 150 square miles). The practice has 7800 patients and dispenses to many of these. Approximately five eighths of the patients are registered at Ayton surgery towards the Eastern end of the practice and three eighths at Snainton surgery, to the West of Ayton. Snainton doctors run a branch surgery in Thornton Dale and Ayton doctors a branch surgery at Seamer. There are two trainers in the practice Dr Reay and Dr Hobkinson, and the practice usually takes two GP trainees. One works solely at Ayton surgery, the other has a timetable to work at both Ayton and Snainton surgeries. Both trainees have their own room at Ayton surgery. Some tutorials are given to both trainees and some on a one to one basis.

The practice has a reputation for being friendly and welcoming and we would be pleased to meet trainees who wish to visit before starting work here.

Updated Jan 2017

West Ayton and Snainton Surgeries Website

Manor House Surgery Bridlington


Manor House Surgery dates back to the 1920s and is a well established 6 partner practice in the lovely seaside town of Bridlington.  We pride ourselves on a strong ethos of patient-centred care with named patient lists to provide continuity of care. We have a friendly and hard working team with low turnover of staff and GPs. We have recently expanded our team to include a clinical pharmacist, advanced nurse practitioner and trainee advanced care practitioner. We have enjoyed teaching HYMS students for several years and are also training nurses, an ACP and reception apprentices. We gladly welcome you as GP registrar as the next addition to our family.

We offer pre-booked surgeries and acute appointments every day and also run a branch surgery in Flamborough. We have comprehensive in house services, including long term condition clinics, learning disability health checks, implant and IUD fitting, minor surgery and cryotherapy.

Exciting futures lay on the horizon as we future proof primary care in Bridlington alongside other health care providers and voluntary sector agencies to support the health and social needs of our local population.  Our GPs have outside roles in RCGP GP Forward View, LMC, CCG, prescribing management, GP appraisals and education. Dr Pearson and Dr Lino are our GP trainers but the whole team is committed to making your working experience with us valuable and productive.

Updated Jan 2017

Manor House Surgery Website

Brook Square Medical Practice

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Brook Square Surgery is a town centre practice in Scarborough, housed in modern, purpose-built premises. The patient group is varied and registrars will be exposed to a wide range of patients and problems. The current practice list size is approximately 11,500 patients. We are blessed with plenty of space in the building and the trainee has exclusive use of their own large, fully equipped consulting room.

There is a strong educational culture in the practice and we are also involved in medical and nursing student education. We have been a training practice since 2011 and have received very good feedback from all of our previous trainees. Trainees receive 2 protected tutorials every week  as well as lots of teaching during surgeries and the subsequent debriefing sessions. The partners all have particular special interests and are keen to teach on these and any other topics- these include minor surgery, contraception and women’s health, palliative care, accupuncture, learning disabilities, rheumatology and diving medicine.

We want trainees to enjoy their time with us, as well as learn a lot, and we welcome and encourage the trainee to truly feel part of the team. The trainer for the practice is Dr Claybrook and the practice currently takes one trainee.

Updated Jan 2017

Brook Square Surgery Website 

Scarborough Medical Group

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The Scarborough Medical Group is Scarborough’s largest practice with 13100 patients. There are surgeries on both the Northern and Southern edges of the town, as a registrar you will spend time at both of these. The surgery is a dispensing practice and covers most of the town together with a considerable amount of Scarborough’s surrounding areas. There are a full range of usual GP services with an emphasis towards minor surgery. The practice has 11 full time and part time regular doctors, with the trainers for the GP scheme being Dr Whelan and Dr Abrines. The practice can take up to three GP registrars.

Updated Jan 2017

Scarborough Medical Group Website

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